Obstetrical Anesthesia Rotation

Rotation OB

The Department of Anesthesiology of Wake Forest School of Medicine provides the anesthesia services for all obstetric and gynecologic procedures performed at Forsyth Medical Center. The anesthesia staff consists of 11 board certified anesthesiologists with special interest and training in obstetrical anesthesiology, twelve certified registered nurse anesthetists, and two OB Anesthesia fellows in addition to the usual complement of anesthesia residents and student nurse anesthetists. Our faculty is an active part of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology at a national and international level and our residents are exposed to diverse and enthusiastic teaching styles with varied interests.

The department offers a full range of obstetrical anesthetics including epidurals, spinals, and continuous spinal-epidural anesthetics and all services are provided 24/7 with in-house faculty supervision. Forsyth Medical Center is 3 miles and 10 minutes from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. It is an 822 bed general hospital and home to a state of the art Women's Center. This ultra-modern unit contains 24 LDR rooms, two cesarean section rooms, four gynecologic operating rooms, a newborn intensive care unit, and all private room-in rooms for postpartum patients and their newborn. Clinical anesthesia volume consists of approximately 5,000 regional anesthetics and 2,500 gynecologic anesthetics, with an average of 6500 deliveries per year The cesarean section rate is 29% and our high risk patients account for 40% of our daily caseload. Ninety-five percent of cesarean section patients receive regional anesthesia, and 85% receive regional anesthesia for labor and vaginal delivery.

The large number of deliveries offers an excellent opportunity to provide first class patient care, teaching, and clinical research. In addition to the large clinical load, the anesthesiologists conduct daily didactic sessions that address various aspects of obstetric anesthesiology. House staff are excused from clinical activities to attend them. The Section on Obstetric and Gynecologic Anesthesiology also participates in the didactic series at the University, to include all scheduled lectures, case conferences, and Grand Rounds within our subspecialty. In addition, we offer two ACGME accredited fellowship positions in Obstetric Anesthesia.


OB/GYN Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology offers 6-month and 1-year fellowship experiences in obstetric and gynecologic anesthesia. All deliveries in Forsyth County take place in the Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health at Forsyth Medical Center and the obstetric anesthesia services are provided by the Department of Anesthesiology of Wake Forest School of Medicine. LEARN MORE

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Phone 336-716-4426
Fax 336-716-0934


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Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Rotation

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Rotation

Resident education and hands-on involvement is the cornerstone of patient care in the RAAPM rotation.

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